Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    Protected, as feme covert, a married woman.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Covered, protected, sheltered. A pound covert is one that is close or covered over, as distinguished from pound overt, which is open overhead. Co. Litt. 47b; 3 Bl. Comm. 12. A feme covert is so calied, as being under the wing, protection or cover of her husband. 1 Bl. Comrn. 442.
    —Covert baron, or covert de baron. Under the protection of a husband; married. 1 Bl. Comm. 442. La feme que est covert de baron, the woman which is covert of a husband. Litt. § 670.